Boom-town Horsham among top ten towns for property

Houses sold in boom-town Horsham are currently among the highest-priced in the UK.

Thursday, 23rd November 2017, 3:41 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:02 am

That’s according to new figures from estate agent eMoov which includes Horsham among the top ten towns where houses have sold for the highest prices.

Brighton and Hove are the No 1 areas for expensive properties outside of London. But well-to-do Horsham is among towns such as moneyed Maidenhead, affluent Ascot and cash-rich Christchurch where homes sold this year have topped multi-million pound sums.

So far this year, houses worth a total of £256,925,280 have been sold in Horsham, while in Hove - home to the likes of Fatboy Slim Norman Cook, writer Peter James and musician Nick Cave - the total amount of property sold this year adds up to a staggering £459,162,154.

EMoov says that the average price of a house sold in central Horsham this year was between £397,700 - £402,000.

In Pulborough, the average price of a house sold was over £500,000 and in Billingshurst it was £490,000. Meanwhile, homes in Henfield sold for around £474,600 and in Steyning it was £409,500.

The most affordable places to buy houses in the country are Middlesbrough, Wales, Lincolnshire, County Durham and Merseyside.

London is the most expensive with Wandsworth having the highest-priced properties. So far this year properties amounting to £1,093,275,958 have been sold there with the average price tag of an individual property amounting to £938,434.

CEO of eMoov Russell Quirk said: “The property market has weathered some tough conditions over the course of the year and despite a marginal slowdown, this research shows there has still been an eye-watering amount of money transacted, most notably in Brighton which has fast become the go-to property hotspot outside of the capital.”